Disability Support Worker - Rockhampton

Rockhampton, Australia

Reference: 5520398

  • Strengths based and client centred organisation
  • Positive working environment
  • Part-time and Casual (base $35.51 p/h) roles available

For 40 years, IFYS has strived to provide the best services to empower Australians with disabilities and their families to get more out of life through person-centred, outcome-focused disability services. We believe disability services should be holistic, and tailored to suit each individual.

IFYS is a not-for-profit inclusive workplace that values diversity and difference. We provide training and encourage all employees to engage in professional development that will help them achieve their career goals.

Current opportunities exist for confident and dedicated Disability Support Workers to join the Supports by Design team in the Rockhampton region. This program provides essential support services to individuals with NDIS plans and individual care plans, through personalised services to meet each individual's unique needs. Base rates Casual: $35.51 per hour, Part-Time: $28.41 hourly equivalent.

What do IFYS Disability Support Workers love about their roles?

"What I enjoy most about my role at IFYS is that every day is different, it is never boring, and I have a great team that is supportive" - Kelly

"I enjoy working with our clients towards reaching their personal goals, and I enjoy encouraging our clients to make their own educated decisions in their lives. I also enjoy working with a great team of people" - Sarah

Key responsibilities for the Disability Support Worker role:

  • Provide direct support services in accordance with individual care plans to increase quality of life
  • Assist with skill development of independent living, recreation, learning, community access, and participation to aid consumers to be more involved with their chosen community and to engage in activities they have selected
  • Work with consumers to maintain personal care, and medication administration
  • Advocate on behalf of the individuals and families to ensure services are relevant, flexible and accessible
  • Implementation and development of tailored:
    • Individual Support Plans
    • Daily programs and routines
    • Restrictive Practice and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of administrative duties

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Professional or lived experience as a Support Worker, or a genuine interest in entering the field of work and have completed or currently undertaking relevant study
  • Strong computer-based skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Suitable availability to work on a rotating flexible roster (may include a combination of day, afternoon and active night, sleepovers and weekend shifts)
  • Demonstrated experience in disability support, mental health, dual diagnosis, active support, and behavioural support or a genuine interest to work towards qualifications in these areas
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence and willingness to use own vehicle (if required) with comprehensive insurance
  • Current First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain)
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the job that may include manual handling tasks
  • Auslan skills are desirable, though not necessary

Information on Blue Cards; No Card, No Start

The No Card, No Start law, now means you will have to already have a paid Blue Card prior to commencing work with young people. To comply with these new laws, if you do not currently have a paid Blue Card or it expires in the next three months, you will be asked to apply for one before you can be booked for an interview. For more information on No Card, No Start, please refer to the link below;

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/system/review/no-card-no-start


Applications Close: 05 Jul 2021


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